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At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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Note: The legal updates and publications on this site are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice.

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  • The Regime for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    10 April 2018
    On 19 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Reform Bill was passed by Parliament. One of the major changes is the introduction of a regime for deferred prosecution agreements. Instead of being mired in lengthy litigation when employees go astray, businesses now have the chance to focus on issues that are important to the longevity of their business. This update highlights the features of this new regime.
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  • What Deferred Prosecution Agreements mean for you

    10 April 2018
    The Criminal Justice Reform Bill was passed by Parliament on 19 March 2018. This Bill introduces a framework for deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in Singapore. This update analyses certain features of the DPA framework in Singapore, and discusses what companies can do and should do now that DPAs have reached our shores.
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  • High Court allows enforcement against interest in property held under joint tenancy

    9 April 2018
    In the recent decision of Peter Low LLC v Higgins, Danial Patrick [2018] SGHC 59, the High Court has held that a joint tenant’s interest in immovable property may be attached and taken under a writ of seizure of sale in execution of a judgment debt. This update discusses the practical considerations which flow from this High Court decision.
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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q1/2018

    5 April 2018
    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the three most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine several of the PDPC’s latest publications, including its Guide to Basic Data Anonymisation Techniques. We also analyse the emergence of new regulatory instruments and frameworks in several jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom as well as the European Union.
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  • Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “Common Property”

    13 March 2018
    In the recent decision of Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14, the Court of Appeal clarified the meaning of “common property” under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act in the context of a strata title development. The update discusses the implications of this decision.
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  • Construction Law Update:The Validity of SOPA Claims Served Early & Waiver of Jurisdictional Objections

    20 February 2018
    Director Mahesh Rai and Senior Associate Don Loo discuss the Court of Appeal’s decision in Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 4.
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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q4/2017

    15 January 2018
    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the six most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine several of the PDPC’s latest publications, including its General Data Protection Regulation Factsheet for Organisations. We also examine the recent Cybersecurity Bill and the draft Healthcare Services Bill.
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  • Construction Law Update: Contracting Out of Prevention Principle in Concurrent Delay Scenarios

    27 October 2017
    Director Mahesh Rai and Senior Associate Don Loo analyse a recent English High Court decision relating to the construction industry. It is an area the Singapore courts have yet to scrutinise and this decision is likely to be persuasive here.
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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q3/2017

    2 October 2017
    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the three most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine the PDPC’s public consultation paper on Managing Personal Data in a Digital Economy. We will also analyse the emergence of new regulatory instruments and frameworks in several jurisdictions including the United Kingdom as well as the European Union.
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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q2/2017

    5 July 2017
    In this issue, we discuss the most recent enforcement decisions issued by data protection enforcement agencies in Singapore and in jurisdictions around the world, as well as examine proposed amendments and clarifications to certain key concepts, such as cross-border transfers of personal data, which are found in most personal data regulatory frameworks both in the region and beyond.
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